As the 75th UN General Assembly gets underway amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Congress needs to know you support working with the United Nations on a way forward.
With the 75th United Nations General Assembly kicking off today, I’m writing to express my unwavering support for the UN.
COVID-19 has upended our lives as we know it. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called this the biggest crisis since World War II and has repeatedly stressed that global cooperation is the only way to fight the pandemic.
This is why I believe that the U.S. must continue fully engaged with UN today, tomorrow and for the next 75 years to come.
I know I am not alone in these beliefs. A new poll conducted by the bipartisan team of Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research Associates found that 85 percent of Americans believe that the United States should maintain an active role within the UN. In addition, 73 percent believe the UN is still relevant today, and 68 percent of voters agree that the U.S. should pay its dues to the international body on time and in full.
The pandemic has brought a series of challenges we have never seen before. We cannot back away from the most important international organization now, when we need it the most.